June 15, 2012
Through Monday, the Big Ten will highlight each of the 24 student-athletes nominated for the conference’s Jesse Owens Male and Suzy Favor Female Athlete of the Year Awards. Award winners are voted on by a pre-selected media panel and will be announced live on BTN’s season-ending awards show on Monday at 6:30 p.m. CT.
John Shurna – Northwestern – Basketball
Shurna became the all-time leading scorer in Northwestern history, amassing 2,038 points to break a 35-year old school record. An all-around player, he also ranks first in career blocks and games played, second in field goals made, games started and minutes played, third in 3-point field goals made, sixth in free throws, seventh in assists and eighth in 3-point field goal percentage. The senior led the Big Ten in scoring last season, the first Wildcat to do so since 1951. Shurna was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection, the Wildcats’ first since 2004, and an Associated Press honorable mention All-American, Northwestern’s first since 1999. Click HERE for more information on John.
Previously Highlighted Nominees:
Tony Nelson, Minnesota wrestler